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Lundy South Lighthouse Including Engine House and Accommodation Block

A Grade II Listed Building in Clovelly Bay, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1621 / 51°9'43"N

Longitude: -4.6558 / 4°39'20"W

OS Eastings: 214399

OS Northings: 143666

OS Grid: SS143436

Mapcode National: GBR GTWM.83H

Mapcode Global: VH2SB.810Z

Entry Name: Lundy South Lighthouse Including Engine House and Accommodation Block

Listing Date: 7 October 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1326625

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91979

Location: Torridge, Devon, EX39

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Town: Torridge

Electoral Ward/Division: Clovelly Bay

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Lundy

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS14SW
1938-0/2/3

LUNDY
Lundy South Lighthouse including engine house and accommodation block.

II
Lighthouse.1897 for Trinity House. Granite, rendered and blocked out. Flat roof behind parapets. Circular tower with single storey square engine room attached on southeast side and covered passage on northwest side leading to rectangular plan single storey accommodation block on higher ground level.

Exterior: Squat slight tapered round tower with small windows and large cornice with cast-iron balustrade and large lattice-glazed lantern with weathervane on top of cylindrical ventilator. Attached to the southeast side of the tower is the later single storey engine room. On the northwest side a covered passage ramps up to the accommodation block on higher ground level. The passage and accommodation block have stepped cornice and blocking course concealing flat roof. Sash windows with glazing bars and plank doors.

Interior: not inspected.

Note: The South and Lundy North Lighthouses (qv) were built when the Old Lighthouse (qv) was abandoned in 1897, because it was often obscured by fog, being so high above sea level. The 52ft tower stands only 175ft above sea level. Some of the equipment from the Old Lighthouse was dismantled and reused in the South Lighthouse, but it was all replaced in 1962.

(Lighthouses, Their Architecture, History and Archaeology: D.B. Hague and R. Christie; Lundy: A and M Langham).


Listing NGR: SS1439943665

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